CEO, Surevest Wealth Management
I was so impressed with the program. The pace is really good. It’s like a shot of adrenalin, of new knowledge and enthusiasm. I clear out my calendar for the Fellows Master Classes.”
CEO and President, SET Enterprises, Inc.
If you want to break through barriers, this is how to do it. It is absolutely necessary to get outside of your own context. Big ideas don’t always come from within. That is what happened with me. I was able to think outside the box because I was outside my box. It really made a difference.”
President & CEO, SSC US, Inc.
It was a real gift to be able to engage with people outside my industry. The dynamic nature of the group was as exciting as the program itself, and it was refreshing to see so many women in Fellows.”
President, Accessories Council
Fellows is not classroom learning. It’s in the field. You’re hearing from the horse’s mouth what companies are dealing with right now. There is a sense of urgency and timeliness. It hits you much more viscerally when you are standing in the Bloomberg corporate headquarters hearing from Michael Bloomberg, or in the Duane Reade flagship store. It’s not a case study — it’s real life.”
CEO/Designer, Maximal Art
Many executives say they can’t take the time to come to a program like this. I say you can’t afford not to take the time. It has been the most valuable three days I have spent all year. You get more ideas for your business and get more business done during the Master Classes than you would at work.”
Dr. Eric Bernstein
Since I attended Fellows in San Francisco and New York, we have started doing things differently. We were a top-down company for a long time. Now, we are driving innovation from the bottom up. The combination of both master classes have made an impact, and 2014 is looking very good for us.”
Vice President, Software Folks, Inc (DBA Saviance Technologies)
Talking to the other Fellows was like opening up a side of the world I don’t normally interact with. I wish I had started five years ago; it would have made me think more strategically, and I would have made different decisions earlier. I lost some time not becoming a Fellow sooner.”
Vice President, Steam Operations, Con Edison
Fellows gets you out in the real world to see what other businesses are going through and what their issues are, listening to executives speaking in real time, in their own words, about what they are dealing with today. It’s not a 5-year-old case study. Fellows is true experiential learning.”
Director of Finance, Thermo Fisher Scientific — CIDTEC Cameras and Imagers
I chose Wharton because I wanted to bolster what I’m already doing in marketing management, and to help my company with that because we were in the process of restructuring, rebranding, and recapitalizing. Wharton Fellows — and really everything at Wharton — is all about thinking outside the box: How can you work outside the box you’ve been put in and come up with new ideas and new ways to be a leader in your field? If you want to stay current, if you want to stay relevant, if you want to be on the cutting edge and have an edge, absolutely take part in Wharton’s professional development programs.”
Director of Marketing and Business Development, National Medical Reviews, Inc.